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Gossamer Years The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Edward Seidensticker

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Published by Tuttle Publishing .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Essays, journals, letters & other prose works,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Literary,
  • Essays

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7930461M
ISBN 100804811237
ISBN 109780804811231

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Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan (Tuttle Classics) - Kindle edition by Seidensticker, Edward. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan (Tuttle Classics).4/5(18).   Gossamer is a beautiful story filled with wonder, hope and love. Lowry has done a brilliant job with her writing and every part of the story is perfect and well crafted. This is a fun and quick read that is somehow as dreamy and intangible as the title/5.   The Gossamer Years, written by a real woman about her real life, gives a very different view of how it felt to actually live with a philandering husband and court intrigues, as well as worrying about more ordinary tasks such as sewing and raising a reader who wants more exciting stories and courtly tales from the Heian period would /5(4).   A classic work of early Japanese prose, The Gossamer Years is an important example of the development of Heian literature, which, at its best, represents an extraordinary flowering of realistic expression, an attempt, unique for its age, to treat the human condition with frankness and honesty. A timeless and intimate glimpse into the culture of 4/4(2).

Kagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts to describe a difficult relationship as it reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and 4/5(5). Paperback. Written in the tenth century, The Kagero Nikki, translated as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as The Tale of Genji and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. Like The Pillow ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. pages. Seller Inventory # /5(). A classic work of early Japanese prose, The Gossamer Years is an important example of the development of Heian literature, which, at its best, represents an extraordinary flowering of realistic expression, an attempt, unique for its age, to .   Kagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu. This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts to describe a difficult relationship as it reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing /5().

  The main interest of the book lies in following the writer’s life, but The Gossamer Years also provides a fascinating insight into the society around her. This is a world of superstition, where daily life is hampered by constant penances and forbidden directions, forcing people to leave their homes or put off visits to relatives (and where. Gossamer is of10 Awesome book; it is truly filled with lovely neat details! henry garner. the gossamer Gossamer is a great book with love and hope. bookworm. Wondeful I just read this book at 28 and I loved it! It weaves Lowry's great imagination with innocence and worldliness. The gossamer years by Michitsuna no Haha, , C. E. Tuttle Co. edition, in English - 1st Tut Book : A classic work of early Japanese prose, The Gossamer Years is an important example of the development of Heian literature, which, at its best, represents an extraordinary flowering of realistic expression, an attempt, unique for its age, to treat the human condition with frankness and honesty. A timeless and intimate glimpse into the culture of Brand: Tuttle Publishing.